Division of Pediatric Orthopedics Expertise in Fracture and Bone Trauma

Our expert orthopedics staff in University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital fracture and trauma program treats pediatric musculoskeletal injuries, which can present special challenges that affect growth and development. Our specialists treat minor sports injuries as well as life-threatening traumatic injuries, such as serious spinal trauma and polytrauma, or injuries to multiple parts of the body. As part of northeast Ohio’s only Level I pediatric trauma center, our fracture and trauma team treats injuries such as:

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Life-threatening trauma
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Multiple long bone fractures
  • Injuries to multiple parts of the body
  • Spinal injuries

Growth Plate Injuries or Trauma

With growth-plate injuries, pediatric orthopedic surgeons are expertly trained to treat the fracture or trauma to prevent permanent growth issues or possible deformity. Growth plates are the growing tissue at both ends of long bones in children and adolescents, which determine the length and shape of the mature bone. The orthopedic physicians at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital often work closely with other pediatric specialists, depending on the type of case they are treating. Our doctors also coordinate with occupational and physical therapists, who play an essential role in helping young children regain their function and mobility after injuries to ensure a strong recovery for continued growth.

Specialists for a Range of Orthopedic Needs

Our highly trained pediatric orthopedic specialists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital provide exceptional care for a range of orthopedic needs. Every child, adolescent or young adult cared for at the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery benefits from having a leading-edge medical team that understands the unique needs of pediatric care. We believe that children with fractures and other deformities will get better with fewer complications when they are treated the board-certified specialists from University Hospitals. Our specialized pediatric orthopedic team includes:

  • Hand surgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Neuro-oncology specialists
  • Emergency medicine specialists
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
  • Sports medicine specialists